Linden Rhoads, who helped boost the number of startups coming out of the University of Washington over the past six years, is stepping down as vice provost of commercialization to return to private industry. She will remain with the UW through the end of 2014, serving as executive director for commercialization.
“She has created a great record of achievement at the UW,” said Provost Ana Mari Cauce in a press release. “She built a strong unit devoted to service and constant improvement.”
Under her leadership, the number of startup companies formed with technologies from the UW increased, as did the number of patent filings.